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June 15, 2012 | By Rick O'Brien, Inquirer Staff Writer
A year ago, both Council Rock South and La Salle saw their baseball seasons end in devastating fashion. In an error-marred state-quarterfinal playoff, C.R. South yielded three runs in the bottom of the seventh and bowed to Spring-Ford, 6-5. La Salle, after jumping out to an 11-0 lead in the first 11/2 innings of a Catholic League semifinal against Neumann-Goretti, gave up 13 runs in a nightmarish sixth inning and fell, 18-13. The chance to come full circle comes on Friday, when the Golden Hawks and Explorers clash in a PIAA Class AAAA championship game set for 1 p.m. at Penn State's Medlar Field at Lubrano Park.
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December 20, 2011
Taylor Wootton scored 20 points to lift host Drexel to its first home win, a 72-59 pounding over City Six rival La Salle in women's basketball. Hollie Mershon added 13 points for the Dragons (5-3). Alexis Scott scored a game- and season-high 33 points for La Salle (3-8).   In another game: *  At St. Francis, Pa., Katie Kuester's 16 points led Saint Joseph's (6-4) to an 83-53 win.  
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March 28, 2013 | BY KEVIN MAHON, For the Daily News
THE MOST pressing matter on my mind leading up to La Salle's Sweet 16 game on Thursday is how I am going to obtain a ticket. Not to the West Regional semifinal against Wichita State, but to the Flyers-Islanders matchup taking place in Philly on the same night. Let me explain. I'm a bit superstitious, and in my mind the only way for La Salle to win on Thursday, is for me to be in the building I've visited each day the Explorers have won an NCAA Tournament game this year - the Wells Fargo Center.
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March 29, 2013 | By Marcus Hayes, Daily News Staff Writer
LOS ANGELES - The good doctor didn't mean to be contrary. Dr. John Giannini was not being obtuse, or ornery, or even particularly prickly the past 2 weeks, when he disputed the "Cinderella" tag affixed to his Explorers. His dispute, of course, was meant to legitimize La Salle in his own players' eyes. He's practically a sports psychologist, for goodness' sake. Don't let him mesmerize you with that soothing tone. La Salle was as Cinderella a story as any team, ever.
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February 26, 2012 | By Brian Towey, For The Inquirer
NEW YORK - John Giannini has insisted that the margin for error for his La Salle team in the Atlantic 10 is minuscule. In Fordham's overstuffed gym in the Bronx Saturday, he was proven right. The Explorers (18-11, 7-7 A-10) dropped a physical 67-62 decision to Fordham, surrendering 35 points and 16 rebounds to Chris Gaston, the league's leading rebounder, and 26 offensive rebounds to the Rams. The win dropped La Salle behind Dayton, which hosted UMass on Saturday night, in the Atlantic Ten standings.
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November 21, 2012
Brittany Wilson hit a three-pointer with six seconds left to lift visiting La Salle to a 49-48 women's basketball victory over Lehigh Tuesday. Wilson had 21 points and 11 rebounds to lead the Explorers (1-3). Ebonee Jones added 10 points. Kerry Kinek tallied 17 points to lead Lehigh (1-2). In another game: Carmen Tyson-Thomas scored 23 points and Kayla Alexander added 20 as visiting Syracuse (4-0) routed Saint Joseph's, 80-39. Kelsey Berger had 10 points for the Hawks (2-2)
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October 13, 2012
La Salle men's tennis player Dale Fetterman won both of his matches on Thursday to lead the Explorers to a 6-1 home win over the University of the Sciences. Fetterman beat the Devils' Cameron Carlock, 6-0, 6-1, in singles and teamed with Thomas MacLeod to beat Carlock and Peter Micu, 8-3, in doubles. Field hockey. Catherine Bitterly and Danielle Strong (Boyertown Area) each scored to lead Ursinus to a 2-1 win over host Bryn Mawr. Volleyball. Victoria Limmina had 18 digs and Cecily Scavicchio (Garnet Valley)
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March 25, 2013 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
Who's hot Ole Miss 6-foot-7 senior Murphy Holloway scored 23 points and grabbed nine rebounds in the SEC championship win over Florida and had 10 points and nine rebounds in the 57-46 NCAA win over Wisconsin. Holloway shot 15 for 21 in the two wins. During La Salle's two NCAA tournament games, 6-8 sophomore Jerrell Wright is averaging 17 points and seven rebounds and has shot 12 for 13 from the field. Who's not Guard Nick Williams has shot just 7 for 25 in his last two games for Ole Miss.
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October 17, 1999 | THE INQUIRER STAFF
Kevin Chartrand threw for 257 yards and four touchdowns to lead Marist College over La Salle, 41-23, in a Metro Atlantic Athletic Conference game yesterday. Chartrand's fourth touchdown, a 55-yard pass to Jerry Giordano (93 yards), tied a school record for most touchdown passes in a game and put Marist (3-3, 3-2 MAAC) ahead by 20 points with 14 minutes, 12 seconds left in the fourth quarter. Chartrand completed 11 of 19 attempts and passed for three touchdowns in the first half to put the Red Foxes up by 21-7 at halftime.
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November 1, 2014 | By Kate Harman, For The Inquirer
After almost four decades coaching boys' soccer, including the last 28 seasons at La Salle, Bob Peffle has announced his retirement. Peffle, 67, took over as Explorers coach in 1987, and while the first few years were rough, he soon built the program into one of the best in the Catholic League and all of Southeastern Pennsylvania. "There is no perfect time or perfect year for this," Peffle said Thursday. "I just hope and pray that [the team members] understand that this is when it fits for myself and my family.
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December 11, 2014 | BY AARON CARTER, Daily News Staff Writer cartera@phillynews.com
WITHOUT two starters yesterday, La Salle High stunned Germantown Academy at the Team Taggart Classic, a special basketball event at Cabrini College with far greater meaning than a non-league matchup between two top area schools. Missing seniors Najee Walls and David Krmpotich, the Explorers led nearly the entire game, trailing only after the Patriots nabbed the game's first basket. By rule, Walls and Krmpotich had to sit one game after each was disqualified during an in-game kerfuffle against Coatesville last week.
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December 8, 2014 | By John N. Mitchell, Inquirer Staff Writer
The crisp offense that Temple displayed in the first half against La Salle disappeared completely in the second, forcing the Owls to rely on good free-throw shooting and hustle down the stretch to earn a 58-57 Big Five victory over the Explorers Saturday at the Palestra. Temple's Quenton DeCosey scored 15 of his game-high 19 points in the first half and made 8 of 9 free throws in the game, setting the tone for a Temple team that sank 18 of 20 free throws. The win improved the Owls to 5-3, 2-1 in the Big Five.
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December 5, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
Villanova had a couple of reasons to be a little nervous Wednesday night. Not only were the 10th-ranked Wildcats playing their first true road game of the season, but it also was their initial Big Five contest of the season against a La Salle team that defeated them two years ago in their last visit to Tom Gola Arena. But the Wildcats didn't appear to be fazed in the slightest. They shot 58 percent from the field in the first half en route to an 18-point lead and defeated the Explorers, 84-70, in the City Series opener for each team.
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December 5, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
For La Salle to be a factor this season in the Atlantic 10, the Explorers need 6-foot-8 senior Jerrell Wright to stay on the court. Wright went through two extremes Wednesday night against Villanova: He was a nonfactor in the first half but dominated in the second. The revival, however, came too late in an 84-70 loss at Tom Gola Arena. Just 2 minutes, 36 seconds into the game, Wright picked up his second foul and sat out the rest of the half. The Wildcats took command on the way to a 47-29 halftime lead.
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December 4, 2014 | BY DICK JERARDI, Daily News Staff Writer jerardd@phillynews.com
JAY WRIGHT is always respectful of the tradition because he grew up revering it and respect is just his way. "It's a Big 5 game," the Villanova coach will say. "Anything can happen. " And that is mostly true - except when Villanova is playing. During its "Decade of Dominance," Villanova is 33-7 in City Series games, with five sweeps. The Wildcats keep breaking their own record for point differential in the four games. Last season's Wildcats now hold the record after winning by a combined 90 points.
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December 4, 2014 | By Joe Juliano, Inquirer Staff Writer
With a national ranking of No. 10 and two victories already over top-25 teams, Villanova could be considered the choice to win the Big Five championship this season. But who's No. 2? La Salle and Temple are hoping that transfers can combine with talented holdovers to help them win more games. St. Joseph's has some veteran players but a lot of youth. Penn has a terrific player with a supporting cast of mainly promising but inexperienced underclassmen. You may not be able to successfully pick an order in the Big Five considering how unpredictable the venerable city institution is. One thing for sure is, Villanova coach Jay Wright isn't buying the favorite's role so early while preparing the Wildcats (6-0)
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December 4, 2014 | BY AARON CARTER, Daily News Staff Writer cartera@phillynews.com
TALK OF brotherhoods and bonds abound when you speak with enough high school athletes. Of course, indelible connections can be forged while logging hours at practice that sometimes amount to more minutes spent near huddles than in your actual home. Blood, sweat and the occasional tear are shed with these people, all while sacrificing a certain amount of individuality for a larger, collective goal. So perhaps it's easy for those familial terms to become a bit cliché and hyperbolic when espoused by teenagers in the midst of a championship chase.
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December 1, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - For the second night in a row, a slow start derailed La Salle, but unlike Friday, there was no madcap comeback. The Explorers got behind by 30-20 at halftime and never made a serious second-half run during a 68-55 loss to Vanderbilt on Saturday night in the consolation game of the Barclays Center Classic. During Friday's 64-56 loss to Virginia, La Salle (4-2) trailed by 18 at the half and by 20 with a little more than 13 minutes left before cutting the lead to 58-54 when Jordan Price hit 1 of 2 free throws with 1 minute, 12 seconds left.
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December 1, 2014 | By Marc Narducci, Inquirer Staff Writer
NEW YORK - The crowd at the Barclays Center was in stunned silenced, looking at a referee lying on the floor after the opening tipoff of Vanderbilt's 68-55 win over La Salle in the consolation game of the Barclays Center Classic on Saturday. There was about a 10-minute delay as referee Rick Crawford was taken off the court by stretcher to Brooklyn Hospital. As horrifying as it looked, Crawford had comforting words when returning to the arena by game's end. "I am good," he said.
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November 30, 2014 | The Inquirer Staff
Micahya Owens (Willingboro) led a quartet of players in double figures, scoring a team-high 14 points as the La Salle women's basketball team knocked off LIU Brooklyn, 71-66, in the opener of the LIU Turkey Classic in Brooklyn on Friday afternoon. Alicia Cropper added 13, Siobhan Beslow added a near double-double of 12 points and nine rebounds, and Amy Griffin added 10. Blackbird rookie Jolanna Ford led all players with 17 points. The Explorers (3-2) conclude play in the Turkey Classic Saturday, when they face off against Towson.
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